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An art conservator is a museum professional dedicated to the long-term preservation of artistic, historic, and cultural materials guided by a code of ethics intended to protect the integrity and authenticity of works of art. Conservators are professionals with advanced training in art history, science, studio art, conservation techniques, and related fields. Curious about conservation? Learn about the education, practice, and on the job decision-making with the Portland Art Museum’s Conservator, Samantha Springer through the videos below.